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2 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Out of Prison, Michigan Man Files Suit Over Wrongful Arson Verdict

A man who spent five years in prison for a wrongful arson conviction has sued a northern Michigan county, three sheriff's deputies and a state trooper.

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Related Topix: Boon, MI, Cadillac, MI

12 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

No charges yet in hit and run with Amish buggy

Wexford County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Badovinac said Wednesday that charges have not yet been filed against a motorist who turned himself in to Michigan State Police after he allegedly hit an Amish buggy and fled the scene.

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish, Manton, MI

16 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Wexford County sets special meeting for civic center contract

A special meeting of the Wexford County Board of Commissioners will be held at the end of this month on a proposed contract with a volunteer group that seeks to operate the Wexford County Civic Center.

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Related Topix: Boon, MI

21 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Damage assessments under way; flooding continues to close roads

As the Muskegon River reached its crest in Osceola County and waters steadily receded on the Manistee River in northern Wexford County, emergency management officials reached out to make flood damage assessments in waterlogged areas.

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Related Topix: Osceola County, MI, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Grand Rapids, MI, Missaukee County, MI

21 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Flooding sets record on Manistee River; Missaukee makes disaster declaration

Missaukee County Clerk Carolyn Flore said initial estimates of road damage were around $500,000 on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Missaukee County, MI, Cadillac, MI, Natural Disasters, Flood

21 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

damage assessments underway; flooding may not have peaked

An update on flooding conditions: reports are that flooding in the West Lake Mitchell area may not have peaked, according to Wexford County Emergency Management Coordinator Sarah Benson.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Parts of recreational trail closed after storms

The state says parts of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park in western Michigan are closed due to unsafe conditions following storms and flooding.

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Related Topix: Mecosta County, MI, Montcalm County, MI, Cadillac, MI

MLive.com

After four years in prison for arson, exonerated man sues Wexford County deputies, state police

A Cadillac man who spent four years in prison before he was cleared of arson has filed a federal lawsuit against Wexford County, three sheriff's deputies and a state police trooper.

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Related Topix: Fire, Cadillac, MI, Boon, MI

Tue Apr 15, 2014

UpNorthLive.com

Water reaches record levels on Manistee River

Flood waters have been rising for the past few days in Wexford County as the Manistee River hit record levels.

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Related Topix: Weather

Northern Michigan News

Misdemeanor charges for alleged drunken driver with child in car

A Cadillac woman was arrested after she was allegedly driving while intoxicated near Cadillac Friday night with her 9-year-old son in the car.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, MI

Northern Michigan News

Road Commissions prepare for damage following floods

Al Cooper, manager of the Wexford County Road Commission, said his crew started working to close roads as early as Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Missaukee County, MI, Natural Disasters, Flood, Manistee, MI, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hydroelectric Power, Weather

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Local State of Emergency declared for Wexford County

Wexford County has declared a Local State of Emergency. The county has enacted the Emergency Operations Plan to facilitate the widespread flooding.

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UpNorthLive.com

Major flooding on some rivers with snow making a return

It was a wild weekend of weather with flooding topping the list of issues along with some chilly temperatures in the forecast.

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Related Topix: Weather, Traverse City, MI, Mecosta County, MI, Natural Disasters, Flood, Cadillac, MI, Entertainment

Northern Michigan News

Thousands still without power after storm

Osceola and Missaukee Counties were among the areas most affected by electrical interruptions as of 6:40 a.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: Missaukee County, MI, Cadillac, MI

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Snyder sits down to talk about local issues

Following the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce 37th Annual Governor's Breakfast, Gov. Rick Snyder sat down with the Cadillac News to address a few issues having an impact on area residents.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Cadillac, MI

MLive.com

Wexford County mother arrested for drunken driving, child endangerment

A Wexford County mother was taken into custody Friday night for drunken driving and child endangerment for having her nine-year-old son in the vehicle at the time of the offense, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, MI

Northern Michigan News

Teachers put helping of protest on governor's breakfast plate

A handful of protesters outside of the center's gate Friday morning had something else they wanted the governor to hear.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Cadillac, MI, Manton, MI, Mesick, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Northern Michigan News

Bystanders take keys from woman allegedly driving while intoxicated with child in car

Bystanders took car keys from a woman who allegedly was driving while intoxicated with a child in her vehicle Friday night near Cadillac.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, MI

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Northern Michigan News

No charges expected in Petoskey travel bus crash

Lab results indicated the driver of a sport utility vehicle involved in a collision with a bus carrying Petoskey High School athletes the evening of Jan. 14 was not drunk.

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Related Topix: Petoskey, MI

Northern Michigan News

Cadillac man charged with failing to comply as sex offender

A Cadillac man has been arraigned in 84th District Court in Wexford County and charged with failing to comply with the sex offender registration act.

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